What Year Was My Martin Guitar Built?

Serial Numbers Used To Date Martin Guitars

First locate the Serial number on your Martin® guitar. (The Model number is not necessary to find the date of manufacture.) Serial numbers neck block with guitars serial number are found on the neck block.

Looking inside the soundhole and toward the neck you will find the serial number and model stamped on the neck block.

The model number is above, the serial number is below it.

How To Read The Chart Below

The serial numbers denote the last serial number used in that year.

Example: Serial Number 439628 was built in 1983 as the last serial number made in 1982 was 439627.

Serial numbers listed do not apply to Martin Backpackers® or Little Martin® guitars. Contact the factory for production dates on those instruments.

Year Last Serial # Year Last Serial # Year Last Serial #
1900 9128 1941 80013 1982 439627
1901 9310 1942 83107 1983 446101
1902 9528 1943 86724 1984 453300
1903 9810 1944 90149 1985 460575
1904 9988 1945 93623 1986 468175
1905 10120 1946 98158 1987 476216
1906 10329 1947 103468 1988 483952
1907 10727 1948 108269 1989 493279
1908 10883 1949 112961 1990 503309
1909 11018 1950 117961 1991 512487
1910 11203 1951 122799 1992 522655
1911 11413 1952 128436 1993 535223
1912 11565 1953 134501 1994 551696
1913 11821 1954 141345 1995 570434
1914 12047 1955 147328 1996 592930
1915 12209 1956 153225 1997 624799
1916 12390 1957 159061 1998 668796
1917 12988 1958 165576 1999 724077
1918 13450 1959 171047 2000 780500
1919 14512 1960 175689 2001 845644
1920 15848 1961 181297 2002 916759 *
1921 16758 1962 187384 2003 978706
1922 17839 1963 193327 2004 1042558
1923 19891 1964 199626 2005 1115862
1924 22008 1965 207030 2006 1197799
1925 24116 1966 217215 2007 1268091
1926 28689 1967 230095 2008 1337042
1927 34435 1968 241925 2009 1406715
1928 37568 1969 256003 2010 1473461
1929 40843 1970 271633 2011 1555767
1930 45317 1971 294270 2012 1656742
1931 49589 1972 313302 2013 1755536
1932 52590 1973 333873 2014 TBA End of 2014
1933 55084 1974 353387    
1934 58679 1975 371828    
1935 61947 1976 388800    
1936 65176 1977 399625    
1937 68865 1978 407800    
1938 71866 1979 419900    
1939 74061 1980 430300    
1940 76734 1981 436474    
* Serial numbers 900,001 to 902,908 were used on Sigma-Martins in 1981 and 1982.

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